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Chemistry naming oxyacids

Rachel Maddiee

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Naming Oxyacids (oxyacids produce the H+ cation)
The first step in writing a name for a formula is to decide which type of compound it represents.
Determine the anion (the name of the acid is based on the anion attached to the hydrogen)
The acid name comes from the root name of the oxyanion name or the central element of the oxyanion.
Oxyanions are named according to the following rules: 
If the group ends in the suffix -ate (with more oxygen atoms bonded), it changes to -ic
If the group ends in the suffix -ite(with less less oxygen atoms bonded), it changes to -ious

Is this step process correct?


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